You’d think there were enough polyurethane exhibitions, conferences, courses and fairs already – but obviously not, as more and more keep appearing and I’m slowly starting to feel unsure about which I should be visiting – and looking at the 2018 event calendar (a more detailed list is available on our website www.fapu.de) we can already see several date clashes. But I’ll concern myself with this when the time comes – in the first instance I’ll concentrate on autumn 2017, which is already full of events.
Organisation of my September PU Elastomer Trade Meeting is keeping me really busy at the moment – more than 80 participants have already registered – which means I am happy to skate around my more burdensome obligations, my editorial in this case. I apologise for my inability to think too long about thematically meaningful and humorous themes. I’ll catch up on these in the November issue.
I also can’t, nor want to, celebrate the fact that you are currently holding the 100th issue of FAPU in your hands – but I’ve made a quick calculation and, if my plans work out, the 150th issue will be my last.
Now that will be a really good cause for celebration!
Here’s some information on upcoming events:
Composites Europe 2017 – due to the reasons outlined above, we’re unable to write an extensive online preview on this occasion, but should there be some news about polyurethanes in composites, we will cover this in our November issue. I shall take potluck in Stuttgart. Reed Exhibitions, the organiser, also invites our readers to visit Composites Europe 2017 - you can pre-register at www.composites-europe.com/voucher using the promotion code: ed5z-8p9c-aahq-apve.
For FAKUMA, a free-of-charge, online preview will be available as usual, starting around mid September – exhibitors are invited to send us their exhibition news around polyurethanes – please don’t forget to mention your booth number. This is also valid for the Bondexpo, which will take place one week earlier.
Let us know if you’d be interested in increasing your Company presence in our online exhibition previews; we have low cost banner advertisements available.